Low Fat Grape-Nuts Cookies Perfect for Breakfast or a Healthy Snack
I’m a big fan of healthy breakfast cookies - wholesome, less sweet cookies full of healthy ingredients you can feel good about eating at breakfast or for a snack.
Here’s my latest experiment – breakfast cookies made with rolled oats, applesauce, maple syrup, and Grape-Nuts cereal. They are a soft, chewy cookie that’s just slightly sweet. They’re actually more like a chewy muffin top than a full-fledged cookie, but delicious and a lot more nutritious nonetheless.
I added a little maple extract, in addition to the maple syrup ,to make the maple flavor a little more pronounced. They reminded me a lot of the old-fashioned Maypo muffins I loved as a kid.
Grape Nuts Breakfast Cookies Recipe – 2 Points+
Recipe type: Cookies, Breakfast Cookies
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Delicious & Nutritious Grape-Nuts Cookies perfect for breakfast or as a healthy after school snack
Adjust an oven rack to the center position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease them.
In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the maple syrup, applesauce, egg, and vanilla or maple extract, and beat until well blended.
Add the baking soda, salt, rolled oats, flour, and Grape-Nuts and stir just until combined.
Arrange the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls spaced 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Press down the cookies slightly with floured or dampened fingers.
Bake, one cookie sheet at a time in the center of the oven until lightly golden brown, 10 to 14 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool on the cookie sheets for 2 to 3 minutes and then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition & Cooking Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cookie): 68 calories, 2.4 g fat, 10.5 g carbs, 0.6 g fiber, 1.3 g protein and 2 WW PointsPlus Value
I think these cookies would be good with some cinnamon, chopped nuts, raisins and/or Craisins.
More Healthy Grape-Nuts Recipes from other Blogs and Websites:
Grape-Nuts Pudding – a great old-fashioned baked custard pudding with 222 calories, 8.8 g fat, 23. 9 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 11.7 g protein and 6 WW PointsPlus Value. Found at Yankee Magazine Makeover Grape-Nuts Muffins – lighter, healthier Grape-Nuts muffins with 122 calories, 1.5 g fat, 25. 2 g carbs, 1.4 g fiber, 3.0 g protein and 3 WW PointsPlus Value. Found at Be It Ever So Humble Post Grape-Nuts Banana Crunch Muffins – a tasty healthy breakfast muffin with 145 calories, 0.9 g fat, 28.4 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 3.3 g protein and 3 WW PointsPlus Value Healthy Grape-Nuts Pie Crust - easy, healthy 2 ingredient pie crust with 30 calories, 0 g fat, 7 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein and 1 WW PointsPlus. Found at 360-5 (Cleveland Clinic Wellness Editors) Low Fat Grape-Nuts Peanut Butter Bars – quick & easy 4-ingredient no-bake cookie bars with 148 calories, 3.5 g fat, 28.4 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 3.3 g protein, and 4 WW PointsPlus Value. Found at Best Ever Cookie Collection